In the past, identification was based solely on the vehicle license plate.
This displayed a unique alphanumeric code, but could only be recognised with direct visual contact.

With the aid of modern technology, vehicles can now be identified electronically without direct visual contact in moving and stationary traffic by comparing the registration details with database systems. The identification module supports both radio- and camera-based detection. 

Identification has three typical applications with different advantages for the operator:



Monitoring application

Typical monitoring applications for the identification modules are car parks, business sites or special areas such as campsites or pedestrian zones.
Reliable vehicle identification upon entry and exit allows authorised users to access a site with speed and convenience.

The amount of time they spend there can also be accurately recorded. Data can be transferred to the back office to allow booking and charging for services (based on parking time) or automatic payment functions with a debit system.
Blacklists and whitelists enable authorised vehicles or vehicles of special interest (e.g. vehicles reported as stolen) to be identified and separated out if necessary.

All these functions can also be used at official national level, for example in conjunction with border controls.


Authorisation application

The identification module can be used to individually check a driver's authorisation to use particular sections of road. This might mean bus or taxi lanes, special lanes for trucks or alternatively roads which are closed to heavy vehicles.

Blacklists or whitelists allow authorised vehicles to be identified and unauthorised vehicles to be separated out if appropriate.

For the police and emergency services the identification module can assign special priority in normal traffic, for example automatic green phases at traffic lights.


Surveillance application

The identification module can also perform surveillance functions, for example to monitor compliance with speed limits. By measuring the time taken to travel between two points a known distance apart, a vehicle's average speed can be calculated. If this is above the permitted limit, the appropriate measures can be taken.

The longer-term recording of individual routes and speeds of identified vehicles also allows statistical surveys of general traffic behaviour. This data can be anonymised for medium- and long-term transport and infrastructure planning.

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